Within Arthropoda are Chelicerata, then they go down to Arachnida, then Acari, then Astigmata, and finally, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, the house dust mite
In addition to mites the Chelicerata also includes horseshoe crabs, sea spiders, spiders, scorpions and harvestman spiders (daddy longlegs).
It is important to recognise the difference between the subphylum Uniramia and subphylum Arachnida. Insects, centipedes and millipedes belong to the Uniramia, while mites and spiders belong to Arachnida. Mites are not closely related to insects, and because of their differences many insecticides designed to control insects will not always be successful on mites.
Note: 'All ticks are mites but not all mites are ticks'
'The biology of dust mites and the remediation of mite allergens in allergic disease', Larry G Arlian, Thomas A E Platts-Mills, 2001, J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. Vol. 107, Number 3, S406-413